FG Reveals How Many Sim Cards That Can Be Linked To One NIN Number

The federal government has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App. This was disclosed on Friday, January 8, by the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, Punch reports. He said: "You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation." Pantami said the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users if fresh lockdown is imposed in the country. Meanwhile, he said enrolment for the National Identification Number (NIN) should not consume the time of the applicants. The minister made this known on Friday, January 8, during a programme on Channels TV, adding that the enrolment should not take more than five minutes. Pantami further stated

Akwa Ibom Chief, 15 Others in Police Custody

Proactive approach and other measures put in place by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have led to the arrest of 16 suspected criminals in the state within the past 

The suspects, now awaiting prosecution on the completion of investigations, were said to have committed crimes ranging from assassination attempt, baby theft, .....
kidnapping and armed robbery.
Briefing crime reporters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, the State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Mutala Mani, restated his commitment to ensure that at all times crime is checked.
The State Police boss who was represented by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Cordelia Nwawe, said one of the suspects in police custody, a chief in Oruk Anam local government area of the state, Chief Iboro Okon Okoyom, is being held for alleged attempt to assassinate and charm the paramount ruler of the area.
Okoyom was said to have contacted some persons now at large to assassinate the paramount ruler and was arrested with charms which he obtained from a native doctor to carry out his plot.
While fielding questions from Thisday, the suspect admitted approaching a native doctor in Ikono local government area of the state to prepare charm for him but denied any plan to assassinate his paramount ruler as there was no quarrel between them.